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  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Scenes From Battle Rap's First Ever Pay-Per-View Event

    The world of battle rap hit a new milestone Saturday night as Total Slaughter,  the first traditional terrestrial pay-per-view in battle rap history, was held at Hammerstein Ballroom. Promoted by Eminem's Shady Records, the event was the biggest platform rap battling has had to date, headlined by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Brown Bag Allstars Remember Their Days Behind Fat Beats' Counter

    When the West Village record store Fat Beats closed its doors in 2010, the New York City hip-hop scene lost an iconic part of its landscape. But for the rapper/DJ/producer collective Brown Bag AllStars, the store's demise smarted harder than most—they worked there. It's a time in their lives t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Coming This Week: SXSW Coverage

    by Chris Gray "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." —Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2011

    Wheelchair Sports Camp's Crip Life

    If there were ever a moment for a queer, disabled rapper with a love for pot, jokes, and revolution to be a star, the moment is now

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Live: Yelawolf Mixes It Up At Irving Plaza

    Yelawolf w/Rittz Irving Plaza Tuesday, October 25 Better than: Fiddling with the radio. Midway through Yelawolf's show at Irving Plaza on Tuesday night—his third time appearing on that stage, his first time headlining it—he invited the audience to get a little better acquainted with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Brooklyn's Nitty Scott MC Gets A 16-Bar Break On BET

    ​"Oh, snap, it's the real-life rap Halle Berry..." And lo, with 16 bars rapped over an instrumental spun by underground hip-hop gate-keeper DJ Premier, a new star was born at the BET Hip-Hop Honors earlier this week. Well, maybe—at the very least, the performer in question saw her profil ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2011

    Yelawolf's Gritty Performance

    Brisk timekeeping on Bleecker Street

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Live: Yelawolf Carries On The Shady Records Legacy

    Jennifer Yin​Yelawolf Brisk Bodega Saturday, September 17 Better than: Your neighborhood bodega. If the Smithsonian upped its cool factor and wrangled a sponsorship from a multinational corporation looking to promote its iced tea line, the result might be the Brisk Bodega, a made-over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Peter Rosenberg's What's Poppin' Vol. 1 Takes The New York Hip-Hop Scene's Pulse

    ​New York City rappers have been cast as something of the rap world's whipping boys for more than a few years now. Not only is it fashionable to paint the city's scene as still stuck in the '90s—that's, er, despite the man who effectively runs rap, old man Jay-Z, being pretty proud to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Eminem And Royce da 5'9" To Revive Bad Meets Evil

    ​Earlier this month, the Voice's Philip Mlynar took a look at the dilemma faced by Slaughterhouse, the all-star underground rap crew recently signed to Eminem's imprint, Shady Records. Balancing their credibility with the profit-making aims of a major label might be tricky in the current momen ... More >>

  • Music

    April 13, 2011

    Slaughterhouse Hit the Crossover Road

    Can Eminem help this quartet bridge the underground/mainstream divide?

  • News

    August 25, 2009

    The Mayor of Sneakerdom

    A cautionary tale laced with obsession

  • Music

    July 22, 2003

    Tales of the Tape

    Mix CDs Radically Transform the Business and Culture of Hip-Hop

  • News

    November 19, 2002

    World War of Words

    As Battles Turn Complicated, Murder Remains Bigger Than Hip-Hop